The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Three: Pop Stars, Heists, and Wonder Woman

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My upcoming book, The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale, will be out on July 1, and in advance of its publication I’ve been posting memorable moments from Catwoman’s history over on Tumblr. They’re all randomly assorted and run the gamut of her many appearances across various media over the years, and go up once a day, Monday to Friday. It’s a fun, bizarre assortment of stuff, and offers a look inside all of the interesting things that will be covered in the book.

Last week, the five moments we looked at included:

And finally, my favourite moment of the week! As you can see at the top of the post, it’s Catwoman facing off against a depowered Wonder Woman during her mod Diana Prince era in Wonder Woman #201 in July/August 1972. It was an odd time for both characters; the mod era was a well-intentioned but poorly executed attempt to make Wonder Woman a more relevant character, while Catwoman had been largely benched at this point after the collapse of Batmania in the late 1960s as DC moved away from the villains associated with the TV show. So the duo ended up paired together in the mountains of Eastern Asia, both of them looking for the same artifact and ultimately pitted against each other in a fight to the death after they were captured. But they decided to work together, freeing themselves from their perilous position over the fire pit and defeating their captors before heading off into a different dimension to rescue a friend of Diana’s.

You can check out all of the Catwoman moments here, and follow along for even more Catwoman fun in the weeks to come! The Many Lives of Catwoman, is coming soon, so be sure to pre-order it now!

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4 Responses to “The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Three: Pop Stars, Heists, and Wonder Woman”

  1. Darci Says:

    I was very aware of Wonder Woman #s 201-202, to a great extent due to the art by Dick Giordano. I wasn’t aware of the story by Bronwyn Carlton, having long ago given up on that series because of Jim Balent. I had to look it up to see he left with issue 77. Looks like I have some catching up to do! Thanks!

  2. Ben Herman: In My Not So Humble Opinion Says:

    I must be one of the few people who actually like Catwoman’s costume from the early 1970s! It’s unconventional, but it’s striking, as well as an improvement over that green thing she wore in the late 1960s.

  3. Darci Says:

    I like it too. It’s my second-favorite, after the 40s-inspired gown she wore again for the first half of the 1980s.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      I also like it! It was very short-lived; I don’t think it appeared in more than 4 or 5 issues. But it was fun and very much of the time. And I agree with Ben that it’s far better than her green outfit from the late 60s!

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